[Noisebridge-discuss] Radio - Fwd: [ARCA] Fwd: ARLB025 FCC Back to Full Complement
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From: Michael <kg6der at arrl.net>
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Subject: [ARCA] Fwd: ARLB025 FCC Back to Full Complement
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2013 08:23:11 -0700
SB QST @ ARL $ARLB025 ARLB025 FCC Back to Full Complement
ZCZC AG25 QST de W1AW ARRL Bulletin 25 ARLB025 From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT October 31, 2013 To all radio amateurs
SB QST ARL ARLB025 ARLB025 FCC Back to Full Complement
The Federal Communications Commission once again has its full complement
of five commissioners. On Tuesday, the US Senate confirmed the White
House nomination of venture capitalist and industry insider Thomas
Wheeler, a Democrat, to be FCC chairman. He succeeds former FCC Chairman
Julius Genachowski, who stepped down in June. The Senate also confirmed
Michael O'Rielly as a commissioner to one of the two Republican seats on
the Commission. O'Rielly, a New Yorker who is on the staff of Texas
Republican Senator John Cornyn, would fill the remainder of the term
expiring June 30, 2014, that had been held by Robert M. McDowell, who
resigned in May. Acting FCC Chairwoman Mignon L. Clyburn, who now will
return to her seat as a commissioner, congratulated Wheeler and O'Rielly
on their confirmations.
"Tom brings a tremendous depth of experience, talent, and knowledge that
will serve him well as the leader of this critically important agency,"
Clyburn said in a statement. "I have no doubt that he will be an
outstanding FCC Chairman. With his extensive public policy expertise and
understanding of the communications landscape, Michael will certainly be
an invaluable asset to the Commission."
Wheeler also served as a wireless and cable industry lobbyist. He was
president of the National Cable Television association from 1979
Senate politics had held the FCC to just three members since last
spring. Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz had blocked Wheeler's
nomination vote over concerns that the FCC might adopt new political TV
advertising disclosure rules. Cruz says that Wheeler told him that the
issue was not a priority. NNNN /EX
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